Sports

Ivy leader Princeton shuts out Bears

By
Contributing Writer
Monday, October 8, 2012

The women’s soccer team lost its third consecutive Ivy League game at Princeton Saturday, conceding two late goals and falling 2-0.  
The Tigers (7-3-1, 3-0 Ivy) dominated the action, registering nine shots on goal to the Bears’ (6-4, 0-3) three. In the first half, the Tigers outshot the Bears 13-4, but Amber Bledsoe’s ’14 five saves kept the game within reach for the Bears.
With the game tied late in the second half, the Bears still had an opportunity to get their first Ivy win of the season. But the Tigers offense surged in the final 15 minutes, with midfielder Rachel Sheehy winning an aerial dispute in the 76th minute and putting the ball in the back of net. The Tigers secured the victory less than five minutes later when defender Lynessa McGee put in a shot from outside the box.
The Bears got off to a slow start in the match-up. Rachael Pack ’13 had the Bears’ first shot on target in the ninth minute, but Princeton goalie Claire Pinciaro was mostly untroubled during the first half. Forward Chloe Cross ’15 helped the Bears pick up the pace, with four shots in the last 45 minutes, making the second half more balanced.
The Bears return to Stevenson Field tonight to face Dartmouth.